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not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president
'donnell is also one of the speakers. >> the small elite do not get as. because what he. they call us we noing nuts. -- they call us wacky. >> sarah palin was not at the event. she was making an appearance in iowa. >>> president obama named elizabeth warren as a special white house assistant to oversee the new consumer protection bureau. the agency's goal will be to crack down on deceptive practices by companies that issue credit cards, mortgages, and other financial products. the naming has been controversial. some critics say that she was not nominated as the bureau's director. to avoid a potentially lengthy that was -- that was done to avoid a potentially lengthy confirmation fight. >>> new developments in the family's civil lawsuit of that murder. who refuses to testify? >>> a big winner in a different primary. mayor fenty is reacting to that victory. >>> the world's biggest airline -- a major step forward. said the change i'm here in the belfort furniture weather center to the final weekend of summer is upon us. i have that and more coming up. [ man ] then try this. new and improved freestyle
by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life of term has been an stepson -- of her husband a
and the u.s. supreme court refused to halt the execution, but her case has drawn support from supporters at home and abroad, saying that she is mentally retarded and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. they are pleading for her life to be scared. >> she is scheduled to die tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the correctional facility in virginia. she will be the first woman to be put to death in nearly 100 years. >> our coverage continues now. brian todd is in garrett, virginia with more on teresa louis's final hours. >> we are told that she has met with their immediate family, her attorney and spiritual adviser as well. she has a venture -- and essentially resigned to the circumstances. jazz as for a last meal -- she has asked for a last meal of fried chicken, dr pepper and peace. -- peas. we're told that her family will appear today. the daughter said she would witness the best execution. -- witness the execution. it is pretty much unfolding as is supposed to go. she will be put to death within the next three hours. >> thanks for that report. >> and an arrest report tonight of a 31-year-old cat
to hear in terms of getting reelected. they're not giving us any help at all. >> despite john boehner saying he would reluctantly support the president's plan, mitch mcconnell said not a single senate republicans will support a tax compromise that does not include all americans, regardless of income level. >> senate republicans are saying they will oppose any effort to give tax cuts if any -- if the upper level income is excluded. the president is wanting to cut -- the president does not want the tax cut for those making less than $250,000 to expire at the end of the year. >> mayor fenty it bore a donovan mcnabb jersey today that said fenty on the back. fenty says he will prevail. there are urging party members to come out and vote. >> on this primary eve, one of the candidates picked up an endorsement. bob ehrlich received an endorsement from john mccain. became cold air like a fine guy. he was governor once before. -- mccain called bob ehrlich a fine guy. he was governor once before. bakernce george's county, and jackson are vying for the nomination. polls are open until 8:00 p.m. f
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
korff joins us live with the latest on this controversy. >> pasteur terry jones appeared moved -- compelled to move forward with his plan, a move he admitted will offend people. >> as of right now we are not convinced backing down is the right thing. >> a defined terry jones says his protests against radical islam by letting their book on fire is on for a saturday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> our burning of the koran is to call attention to something wrong. >> this has garnered worldwide outrage. secretary of state clinton echoed sentiments from david petraeus. images of a burning k could incite violence -- images of a burning koran could incite violence against u.s. troops. >> a pastor of a church with 50 people can make this outrage and disgraceful plan and get the world's attention. >> he appears to have the right to destroy copies of the koran, doing so is seen as offensive. the verses of the profit muhamed are considered sacred. jones indicated despite death threats, supporters of his protest continue to mail him copies of a sacred text he intends on destroying
that he was acting alone. they are looking for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home safe. >> we have also learned more details from the chief of police about the final seconds of this standoff inside the discovery lobby. we have learned that a swat team members had worked its way to the point where they were just around the corner from the hostages and the lobby of the discovery building. i just before 5:00, they thought they heard a pop that might be something like a gun fire. the officers came around the corner added that point, they took several shots, killing james lee in the lobby of the building. >> our coverage on the discovery gunman continues. we have video of james lee. you spoke with someone who was with him yesterday morning. >> we are learning quite a bit more. i want to show you this at discovery headquarte
in the long term, it will benefit all of us. >> for the long term, it is going to be about four months. this is all a bunch of hotels here. all of these hotels have notified their guests that they have to use their back entrance to get to the hotels for now. >>> some delays in tyson's corner. take a look at this. we have an update on a breaking story that we first reported at 5:00. this small plane lands on an atlantic highway. a pilot made an emergency landing on interstate 85. that is northeast of downtown atlanta. no one was hurt their. it was not clear on what forced the pilots down onto the interstate. >>> we're learning more tonight about the man who shot the doctor at johns hopkins. he brought deep -- he bought the gun legally. he bought the gun a few years ago that has since gone out of business. >>> a local politician was hit while riding her bike. the driver never stopped to help. the suv had her early yesterday morning near campus late. she is the green party candidate for the united states senate. her mother has a message for the woman who critically injured her daughter. >
. it is the first attack since last week when president obama @ declerck the u.s. combat mission over. -- when president obama declared at the u.s. combat mission over. >> the white house says taxing capital investments could save business $2 billion over two years. the republicans fired back saying he should be focused on spending cuts. the "washington post" abc news poll shows 52% of americans disapprove of president obama's overall performance. 57% disapprove of the way he is handling the economy. chicago mayor richard daley has presided over the nation's third largest city for the last 21 years. tonight he said, it that it. he will not run for a -- another term. he is 68 and has been thinking about not running for some time and has become comfortable with that decision. rahm emanuel once that job and it opens the door for him to run -- wants that job and it opens the door for him to run for mayor of chicago. nasa is designing a woys system -- a hoist system to lift up the minors that are trapped in south america. >> the first phase of a major expansion at the iceland to come apart. there a
to intrude on the response, then you need to deal with it. they ended the worst oil spill in u.s. history. >> experts combined their knowledge and expertise. i do not believe that any single one entity could have responded alone. >> nearly 5 million bar. of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico. >> the oil spill was 50 times bigger than estimated. >> soldiers are facing charges, accused of for-forming a killed seen that murdered afghan civilians. five of the soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder they picked out an armed afghans at random. >> my limited involvement in the process -- >> alberto gonzales faced questioning today in a suit against the justice department. the lawsuit was filed by unsuccessful job applicants to the agency that say they deserve compensation because the service screened out employees for political reasons. >> president obama signed a new law today that allows a $30 billion fund for community banks to improve lending to small businesses. his critics say it might not be effective. a recent poll found that 91% of small-business owners say they do not need
that the policies we have put in place have moved us in the right direction, and the policies that republicans are offering right now are the exact policy that got us into this mess. >> he argued the recovery has been slow but is moving in the right direction. >> [unintelligible] >> outside, even with people lined up for $5 cupcakes, the bills we have a long way to go for a recovery, noting laos in the public sector. >> even people being laid off in the last school year, and people worried about their homes. >> this is a second stimulus. >> there is no doubt that everything we have been trying to do is designed to stimulate growth and additional jobs in the economy. >> the president acknowledged today that many voters are frustrated and angry. he called on congress to quit bickering and move forward by passing his plan for cutting taxes and boosting the economy. rebecca cooper, abc7 news. >>> president obama is promoting a top member of his economic team. austan goolsbee will be the new chairman of the president's council of economic advisers. he is one of three economists already on the counc
woodward has written a new book about the obama administration. rebecca cooper joins us with more on that. >> he did in previous administrations and once again he manages to gain the alternate access, interviewing the president himself and top advisers. but the white house is dismissing the book prosper trail of backstabbing over afghanistan. the headlines paint a picture of the president surrounded by infighting. they paint a picture of a decisive commander in chief comfortable making the call on military strategy. >> as additional troops will allow us to hand over forces. >> key advisers described the president has boxed in by his generals. the president agreed but insisted on a firmer exit strategy. the president's key envoy deemed the surge strategy destined to failure. joe biden called holbrook egotistical. many describe these differences as a healthy debate the president has when making key decisions. white house officials made clear joe biden's description of richard holbrooke was followed by the comment that he was the right person for the job. officials insist no one has time to
. wingate. >> congratulations, mr. wingate. you inspire all of us. especially doug hill. he is getting close to that mark. >> [laughter] >> thanks, i appreciate that. some rain and scattered showers here, heavier showers to the west and north of us. keep a close eye on it. 33 hundreds of an inch in martinsburg so far. a little over two tenths of an inch of rain in winchester. 15 hundredths in albany. this was after we were in the 80's and 90's. reagan national, 92 degrees today. the 63rd time this year we have hit 90 or better. 67 was the morning low. only a trace of rain so far at the airport. 66 in gaithersburg and frederick. befriend has not passed through frederiksberg yet. it is going to get -- the front has not pass through frederiksberg yet. we will see a cool down overnight. then he continues down south. the rain will just be a temporary visitor. -- of the heat continues down south. the rain will just be a temporary visitor. a tornado warning for a while in queens and staten island and york city this afternoon. violent weather there. there is a second line developing and i'm beginnin
standing at 9.6%. that is higher than anybody wanted to be. rebecca cooper lives at -- joins us live from the studio. >> it shows the eight straight month in which the numbers of new private-sector jobs went up. that did not stop unemployment from going up this month. president obama is vowing a new approach. it was not by much, but the new unemployment numbers to go up just enough for the bad news to overshadow the good news. the total unemployment is now at 9.6%. today, president obama was quick to point out that the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month. today's jobs show deep private sector created 67,000 new jobs last month. that is more than analysts expected. more needs to be done, he said. >> that is why i am calling on congress to make passing a this -- a small business jobs bill its first order of business. >> president was asked -- the economy is moving in a positive direction. jobs are being created. they are not being created as fast as they need to. >> president obama at promised a new package of economic ideas. republicans say the president does not also extend tax cuts f
also revealed to us that -- that he may have pulled out a gun and pointed at one of the hostages and that is what prompted police to shoot him in front of the discovery communications building. we have been following this situation all day long. he is live now in the newsroom. >> you talk about what the police chief just referenced. it people at discovery were familiar with james j. lee. perhaps they had no idea that he would take it to this extent. but as they scoured the internet and read the long list of demands that he had written of discovery, his distaste for discovery certainly had been growing. >> on his myspace page, an ominous looking photo with the caption, i am ready to do something. james j. lee seemed poised for a dramatic act and it would not be his first grade in 2008, commotion outside the discovery channel headquarters after he was handing out fliers that offered $200,000 in property forever could put up with an idea that would -- for a tv show that would help save the planet. >> there is a crazy man handing out money. >> he was arrested for disorderly conduct a
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. >> this is an unsubstantiated allegation. no one has given us any names. we do training of all of our people -- all our people to let them know you cannot do anything in exchange for votes. >> [unintelligible] >> fenty campaign spokesman john madigan intends to fended away saying that it is nothing more than a disconnect. >> i think it is a misunderstanding of the person answering the phone and the person making the telephone call. >> either way, voters are shaking. >> if he is going to do stuff like this, why should he be in office? >> if that is true, that would definitely be very disappointing. it would probably tip my vote in the other direction. >> the great campaign says there are not just a handful of these cases. it contends that this is a widespread practice being utilized by the fenty campaign. >> now to a developing story from tehran. tonight, iran announced it is releasing 31-year-old american serrah short, after more than a year of confinement she and two other americans were captured last july after hiking around the iraq/iran border. iran has accused them of being spies, which they have denied.
. >> the video we will show you is to render us. -- is horrendous. one of the owners of one of the horses that passed away and this fire is standing in the exact spot where the style was. it looks like she is holding back tears. >> there are forces in there. >> these images were captured in the first terrifying moments. >> they had been playing poker in the nearby rock hollywood casino. they shot the video as they rushed to help get as many horses to safety as possible. >> this growth is on fire. you people need to move. -- roof is on fire. >> i felt like my shoes were going to melt off my feet. >> they had only enough time to save 26 horses. 27 would die. firefighters say it was a nightmare, realizing that horses were dying as they fought and unwinnable battle. >> everything is totally combustible at andy's barnes. they are all wood frame spread a lot of hay and straw. >> even as the surviving horses were walk to a new barn this afternoon, people thought about the ones which died. >> i feel very bad about all this. i am a horse lover. it breaks my heart that they lost that many. >> there
with the touch screen of voting machines they use. things have been going quite smoothly. they have not really been pressured. we have not seen a lot of voter turnout. >> the buzz around prince george's county today is that so far there seems to be very little buzz. turn out is low, even for an off year election. at one middle school it was considered about half of what was considered normal. those who did vote said they would not even dream of staying home. >> our voices counted. that is why i'm here. >> this year is an important election for prince georgians. they are voting for a new sheriff and at the top of the ticket, a new candid -- a new county executive. baker is a former delegate, making his third run for executive. >> i feel good about where things are going. i think it is going to be good. >> mike jackson has twice successfully run for sheriff and is looking to transition into the top job in upper -- the top job in upper marlboro. neither candidate knows what the low turnout means for their chances. back in kettering, longtime polley place campaigner -- polling place campaigner, je
of 79. the high was 86 degrees. here is what is going on in and around of us. in the tropics, there is julia and igor. igor has a wins over 125 m.p.h.. -- has winds over 125 m.p.h., and over the weekend, that could be an increasing threat to bermuda, and karl is moving towards the yucatan. they could get some rain. in and around us, we are in the 80's. the dewpoint stays nice and low, and that will be the story into the weekend. he is a little weather front, and that will be coming through tomorrow afternoon, and as it does, there may be a few of light showers and sprinkel, especially for those of you in the mountains of west virginia. -- a few light showers and a spring nkle. the chance for an evening shower, the temperatures again above-average. after we get over that, it may be a sprinkle korea temperatures in the 80's. >>> another texas team on sunday. what is this? >> bring them on. bring them on. hey, the redskins and texans play sunday, and both teams run the same offense. kyle is now the guru. 231 yards against the colts last week. the redskins never really got their
, under watched by storm county management today. >> it gives us the ability to know when the critical times are and to help protect public safety. >> you can see how common is that guy looks. the boats are rocking on the potomac. and that water is looking higher and higher and you can see that the ground is saturated in old town, everett shinya. -- alexandria. >> thank you, john. the for the first time, we are schuring from three young survivors aboard the bus that tumbled over -- we are hearing from three young survivors aboard the bus that tumbled over an embankment yesterday. brad bell has more on what the youngsters are saying in the latest on the investigation. >> we do have some information on the investigation. we heard from maryland state police this evening that derrek team investigator was able to check the bus appier -- their team investigator was able to check the bows out. they said there was nothing on the bus that could have led to an accident. they are now waiting on the autopsy of the driver to see if a medical condition could have caused this. >> safely at home in ca
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